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Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi

I don’t often read whole single author collections in one go. Actually I rarely finish them.  Minatures was an exception. I had a stressful job interview and had on a whim picked up Minatures by Scalzi as it was cheap and I had enjoyed his work in the past. I read most of the collection on the day of the interview, reading one story after another – keeping me laughing and smiling though the day up to the interview.

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Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight

Mrs. Griffin Prepares to (1)Title: Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight
Author: A Que
Genre: Science Fiction

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2015 challenge.

Opening sentence:

When LW31, a domestic model robot, brought Mrs. Griffin’s dinner into her bedroom, it found her preparing to commit suicide.

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Stories by T. Kingfisher

22877105Today and yesterday I read no less than three stories by T. Kingfisher aka Ursula Vernon who wrote Jackalope Wives. I started by reading The Dryad’s Shoe in Women Destroy Fantasy and loved it. I of course had to search out other works by her and it turned out that she wrote the novella Nine Goblins, which I discovered. I liked that one enough to keep going and read the first story of Toad Words and Other Stories, Toad Words, right away. I thought I would put my reviews of all her stories I read this week in the same post, or it will become a bit messy – I think.

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100 Short Stories in 2015

Because of my enjoyment of last year’s challenge 100 Short Stories in 2014 I decided to do the same challenge this year. Learning from last year I decided to set up the stats post right away, so I don’t have to go back halfway through the year and catalog 50 stories. This is one of those post that is mostly for my own amusement, but if you want to take a look, you are very welcome. I will link to my reviews of the stories so hopefully it can serve as an inspiration list as well.

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Uncanny, issue 1

Amazing cover by Galen Dara
Cover by Galen Dara

Title: Uncanny, issue 1
Editor: Lynne M. ThomasMichael Damian Thomas
Magazine
Genre: weird fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy

I helped kickstart this magazine so of course I had to review the first issue of it, that’s how it works right?

Let me start by squeeing about the cover. Please press it so you can see it in full size. The artist is Galen Dara, now there is someone to nominate for the Hugos next year! Seriously space unicorns now makes sense!

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Reading: Kaleidoscope

22029529Title:  Kaleidoscope
Editor:  Julia RiosAlisa Krasnostein
Short story anthology
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, magical realism

Crowdfunded project that I have supported among with many other people. The anthology gathers original fantasy and science fiction stories about diverse young adult protagonists. And they use the word diverse to cover a broad spectrum of genders, sexuality, ethnicity, ability and everything from neurotypical to protagonists that isn’t. The authors themself are also quite diverse.

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